1. A diagnosis of a terminal illness has been made by a physician, with a person's life expectancy now measured in months rather than years.
2. A person/family requesting hospice care understands that medical therapies can no longer be used for cure and are seeking palliative measures for pain control and/or symptom management.
3. A person's attending physician orders hospice care and continues to direct that care throughout the illness.
4. A person is willing and able to assume responsibility for your care with the help of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team.